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News, reviews, and interviews on feature films and documentaries.

True Story is a thin, narcissistic tale

By Bob Brown
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Movies | True Story is an unsatisfying account of real-life reporter Mike Finkel’s fall from grace and bid to find redemption. The movie, based on his book by the…

Noble effort

By Megan Basham
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Movies | Biopic of children’s crusader is effective but difficult to relate to 

Ex Machina

By Sophia Lee
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Movies | What makes humans, human? What is the essence of humanity that sets man apart from all other creatures? Ex Machina , an intellectually stimulating, visually…

The Age of Adaline

By Juliana Chan Erikson
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Movies | If you never aged like title character Adaline Bowman in this fantasy romance, wouldn’t you try to make life exciting? Jump out of more airplanes? Take more…

Shoestring classics

By Emily Belz
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Romania | The post-communism explosion of high-quality Romanian films continues at the Tribeca Film Festival

Box Office Top 10

By The Editors
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Movies | For the weekend of April 24-26, according to Box Office Mojo

The force is weak

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Faith & Inspiration | Earth-bound obsessions will inevitably disappoint and disillusion

Avengers: Age of Ultron

By Emily Whitten
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Movies | In this PG-13 sequel to The Avengers (2012), Marvel’s misfits are back to save the world—or at least keep it entertained for a few hours with 3-D action…

Child 44 portrays the rarest of heroes

By Bob Brown
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Movies | Child 44 is a finely crafted portrayal of one man’s commitment to honor, love, and justice in Stalinist Russia. Tom Hardy splendidly executes the role of a…

Little Boy: A classic modern film

By Cal Thomas
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Movies | There are classic films, like the ones on TCM and AMC, and there are modern films. There are few modern classics. Little Boy , in theaters April 24, could be a…

Desert Dancer

By Sophia Lee
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Movies | At first, Desert Dancer can feel like a camel ride that sends you jolting and bruising over every uneven storyline. Based on the true story of…

The Water Diviner

By Megan Basham
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Movies | With his directorial debut, The Water Diviner , Russell Crowe seems determined to throw all the ingredients of his past starring roles into a single mix. The…

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